Market Mincer Man


Mincer man provides the sound track to our early morning visits to the market.

I think mincer man is fantastic. He’s cute and he’s definitely got the moves. I’ve never seen or heard anything like this. Darling Man thinks he’s pretty ordinary — he says this is how his Dad chops meat.

I wanted to try to capture the get-down-and-groove sound of mincer man chopping. I may have gotten slightly carried away with the iMovies features. Bear with me. This is my first attempt at editing video. I took the footage on my aging Sony Cybershot, carrying Miss M in my other arm, so the footage is shaky. Think film noir meets Hollywood … in a Thai wet market.

So here in all his video glory is the star of our local market – mincer man!

And here, in all his feline glory is the market cat.

Mincer Man surprised the hell out of me on one of our early visits by walking up to me and saying in English: “Madam, do you see? The cat has different colour eyes.” (So you see, mincer man is smart as well as cute!)

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8 years ago

By: Barbara

A career girl who dropped out, traveled, found love, and never got around to going home again. Now wrangling a cross-cultural relationship and two third culture kids.

17 Comments

  1. Denise says:

    OMG the SUSPENSE!!!!!! hahahahaah

  2. What a great movie – chopping! Extraordinary knife skills. Must be an obvious Sundance candidate:)
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  3. mincer man! wow!! he’s super talented. i have never seen a cat with two different colored eyes.
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  4. Dana says:

    AWESOME! :). LOVE the editing! You made me smile!

  5. Glen says:

    Love the music, titles and credits!
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  6. I love your random, weird stories. Such an interesting place to call home.
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  7. Snap says:

    I’m glad I don’t have to do this everytime I want to cook bolognaise…or laab!

    I found a similar, but much older, guy at one of the Chiang Mai markets.

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    He’s just about to add the sauces/flavouring. I wish I’d switched to video…oh, well. Yours is wonderful.
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  8. Aledys Ver says:

    Mincer man is the Tom Cruise of the meat underworld 😀
    This is a good movie – it leaves you with a thirst for more chop-chop 😀
    Cheers!
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  9. Vernz says:

    Haha !! I find the video funny. It surely made me laugh. Nice attempt by the way and yeah, the mincer man is cool indeed.
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